ARAB 309 Spring 2015 Introduction to Colloquial Arabic

This course will serve as an introduction to Iraqi Colloquial Arabic. We will focus on the Arabic of Baghdad, the most widely spoken dialect of Iraq and one that shares important similarities with Gulf Arabic as spoken in places such as Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, and eastern Saudi Arabia. We will focus primarily on enhancing students' speaking and listening skills in the dialect, as well as on major grammatical structures and essential vocabulary. Learning activities will include task-based conversations, listening comprehension exercises, as well as oral presentations. In addition to the textbook, supplementary materials will also be used.
Class Format: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: active participation in class, regular class and homework assignments, written and oral quizzes, presentations, midterm, and final
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Prerequisites: two years of Modern Standard Arabic or permission of instructor, may be taken concurrently with ARAB 202
Enrollment Preference: Arabic Studies majors
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Divisional Attributes: Division I
Other Attributes: ARAB Arabic Studies Electives
Enrollment Limit: 15
Expected Enrollment: 10
Class Number: 3025
ARAB 309 - 01 (S) SEM Intro to Colloquial Arabic Division 1: Languages and the Arts Olla Najah Al-Shalchi
TR 09:55 AM-11:10 AM Schapiro Hall 137 3025
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